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Why is Ageism Still Allowed and How Can We Fix It?

By Sixty and Me April 30, 2018

Within the past 100 years, most of the free world has taken a stand to fight racism, sexism, anti-semitism, and heterosexism, so why is ageism still such a problem? Join us in conversation with Dr. Bill Thomas who has some eye-opening solutions to share. Enjoy the show! Read More

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

By Howard Fishman December 23, 2017

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

By Howard Fishman October 24, 2017

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More

Ageism and the Fitness Clothing Industry

By Stephanie Raffelock October 17, 2017

Most people, if not everyone, recognize the benefits of exercise. An entire industry has been built around promoting proactive health, with both food and drug commercials emphasizing diet and exercise. Read More

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace

By Howard Fishman September 14, 2017

Connie remembered the discomfort of her first business meeting.

A cocky college grad with a newly minted business degree, she entered the conference room tucked inside a bubble of scholastic self-confidence only to leave an hour later with a stunned sense of reality. Read More

3 Things to Help Fight Ageism in Society

By Anthony Cirillo September 09, 2017

When Ashton Applewhite, the 2016 Aging Influencer of the Year of Next Avenue, recommends someone for your Caregiver Smile Summit to speak about ageism, you take her up on the offer. That person is Cathy Bollinger. Read More

Why is Ageism the Last Acceptable “Ism,” and What Can We Do About it?

By Margaret Manning August 14, 2017

Every time I hear a story about a woman who lost her job in her 60s, despite being a high-performer, I ask myself, “why the heck is ageism the last acceptable ism?” Why is it that almost every other group is protected (at least in theory) from discrimination, but, older adults are treated like disposable objects by companies around the world? Join Dr. Bill Thomas and I as we discuss ageism… and what to do about it. Read More

You Don’t Have to Face Ageism Alone! We Can Do it Together!

By Sixty and Me June 23, 2017

Discrimination is a dirty word. And yet, we encounter it every day in many forms. What does ageism mean in our society? Join us in conversation with ageism author and activist Ashton Applewhite, who will tell us more about some things we can do toward erasing our own ageist mentality. Read More

The Only Way to Fight Ageism is with Activism!

By Sixty and Me June 20, 2017

The word activist has a strange ring to it. Yet, when the cause is worth it—why not join the movement? In today’s conversation, author and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite will share her thoughts on becoming a part of a community of active women determined to make a difference. Enjoy the show! Read More

Ageism, Activism and the Fight for a Better Life After 60

By Sixty and Me June 17, 2017

We’ve all seen the television commercials, read the articles, or watched the movies in which society tries to tell us that people our age only have two options: become pathetic, useless individuals living in a shell of our former selves OR we must cover our wrinkles, refuse to retire, and become motorcycle-riding thrill seekers. Neither extreme scenario is necessary for us to get the most from life after 60. Read More